A.J. Wentworth, B.A.. A J Wentworth (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: Thames Television
A.J. Wentworth, B.A.

A.J. Wentworth, B.A.

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1982
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

AJ Wentworth is an old-fashioned maths master at a prep school during the forties - weak on discipline but strong on dignity, he is prone to disaster. Stars Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Ronnie Stevens, Michael Bevis, Marion Mathie and more.

A.J. Wentworth, B.A. - The Complete Series

In his final TV role, Arthur Lowe (Dad's Army, Pardon The Expression) plays a popular but old-fashioned mathematics master attempting and largely failing to keep order among the unruly boys of Form IIIA at Burgrove Preparatory School, in the fictional rural town of Wilminister.

Set in the 1940s, A.J. Wentworth, B.A. skillfully adapts the writings of H.F. Ellis which first appeared in diary form in Punch and later in The New Yorker, before being published in book form; the character of the beleaguered schoolmaster, played to perfection by Lowe, was inspired by Ellis's own experiences as a teacher.

The mild-mannered, accident-prone Mr. Wentworth shows an unceasing dedication to the school and its reputation. But he has two major adversaries to deal with: Burgrove's headmaster, the snobbish Reverend R. G. Saunders (Harry Andrews), better known as 'Squid' by the pupils, and the formidable, frequently combative Matron (Marion Mathie Lucia)...

First released: Sunday 8th July 2012

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